What does ryot mean?

Definitions for ryotˈraɪ ət

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  1. ryot(Noun)

    A farmer or tiller of the soil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ryot(noun)

    a peasant or cultivator of the soil

  2. Origin: [Ar. & Hind. ra'iyat, the same word as ra'iyah, a subject, tenant, peasant. See Rayah.]


  1. Ryot

    Ryot was a general economic term used throughout India for peasant cultivators but with variations in different provinces. While zamindars were landlords, raiyats were tenants and cultivators, and served as hired labour. A raiyat was primarily defined as someone who has acquired a right to hold land for the purpose of cultivating it, whether alone or by members of his family, hired servants, or partners. It also referred to succession rights.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ryot

    rī′ut, n. a Hindu cultivator or peasant.—ns. Ry′otwar, Ry′otwari, the arrangement about rent made annually in India, esp. in Madras, between the government officials and the ryots. [Hind. raiyat—Ar. ra‛iya, a subject.]

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Anagrams for ryot »

  1. tyro

  2. troy, Troy

  3. tory, Tory

  4. Tory


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ryot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ryot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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